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't help if you caricature. the fiscal cliff a deal/deal and joe biden. we got less than we wanted. i would have liked to have based taxes on people making $300,000 a year. but we had 85 republicans for that. on the hurricane, that was a very bipartisan deal in the senate and the notion that we were going to peel off a few, that shouldn't be partisan at all. after spending, i agree. here's the problem. the biggest increase in spending in the last, in this century has been a military spending. unpaid for in iraq, an unnecessary war. afghanistan, military spending else where. i very much want to cut spending but people who want to exempt the military from spending cuts. >> you have to have the last word on that. >> every penny to the pentagon and every penny the government spends, we still borrow $300 billion a year and his party has to come to grips with that. >> gentlemen, as you step aside, we might see you temporarily in the united states senate and see how that plays out in massachusetts. hopefully, hopefully in the spirit -- >> senator frank, that would be kind of interesting for a few
are about to see. for joe biden, who spent a lifetime in politics, eventually becoming the vice president of the united states and now a second term this is huge. >> it's very big. yesterday exthere was a funny moment, vice president on the road was out, called himself president biden. proud to be presidented by in, he had to correct himself. i do think given recent events, takes on significance, the president brought joe biden into the middle of the talks on the fiscal cliff, helps finalize the agreement, then turned to him on gun control, there has been rumblings out there now that vice president biden might actually be interested in running in 2016. there's a whiff of politics today as justice sotomayor swears him in. it is not an accident, i think the first hispanic justice. >> suggesting part of his courting, the hispanic vote, is that what you think? >> had just possibly they had that in mind. just possibly. >> possibly 100% chance that is the case. now it is also true that sonia soto may certificate first justice appointed by the obama/biden team. when he was senator, he was chairm
family. >>> first up, vice president joe biden. you're looking at a live picture of the naval observatory, where they are getting ready for the ceremony. he will be sworn in during a private ceremony in just a few minutes. supreme court justice sonia sotomayer was chosen. mr. biden will take the oath using a family bible. >>> then of course tomorrow is the public inauguration. this is where crews are putting final touches on the national mall. 800,000 people are expected to attend when the president takes the oath at noon tomorrow. the parade, of course, will follow. then tomorrow's ceremony after that, as well, as we said. saturday turned out to be a great day to take in the festivities. but what about tomorrow? >> lot of pressure on the weather department when it comes to this weekend. let's take a look at the maps and start off with satellite radar composite. not much to show you. we've got a ridge of high pressure that left us with fairly clear skies. a few clouds skirted in last night. really not too much happening this morning either. we will see skies fairly pleasant into the cours
incidents at three gun shows. and here in washington, vice president joe biden is about to take his official oath of office to begin his second term and we're standing by to bring it live to you as it happens. right now i'm joined by msnbc contributor jerry bernstein. former chief economist and policy adviser for vice president biden. and new york tannen. former domestic policy direct or four the obama/biden campaign. and jen saki and former obama white house deputy communication's director now seep your vice president and manager director at global strategy group, i public affairs and research firm and back at the table, democratic governor mallory of connecticut. good to have you back, governor. >> good to be back. >> we're going live to the vice president's residence of the naval observatory in washington by his swearing in of supreme court justice sonya sotomayer and the vice presidency is a job biden said he didn't want. in 2007, he told a reporter in iowa and this is an amazing quote which somehow doesn't get played enough -- i absolutely can say with certainty i would not be anybody's
will be later, and right now there is vice president joe biden who was sworn in a few minutes ago, and the president. and they are leaving arlington national ceremony, and the other wreath laying will be at the mlk memorial. >>> president obama, his swearing in ceremony is just after "meet the press." >>> now, a lot of people wondering what will the weather be like for the tperstive tease. >> and storm 4 meteorologist, chuck bell, joins us live with that. >> good morning, everybody, here in the nation's capital where we are waiting for the inauguration to take place, and chris is ready where i get to vote. temperatures in the mid-40s in the city, but there are cooler spots in the upper 30s. and 39 in ash burn, virginia, and 43 in culpepper. and winds are gusting 25 to 35 miles per hour out in the high spots north and west of town and our winds will continue to increase in and around the city today, so expect a breezy day today. winds out of the south for now but that will become a northwesterly breeze this afternoon and that's the leading edge of colder air coming our way. enjoy t
was the children's concert at the washington convention center. first lady and joe biden host the ball to honor children and military spouses. >> for me, this is what inauguration is all about. it's about celebrating who we are as americans in all the things that makes this country so great. and when i think about who we are, what makes america great, i think about all of you, our men and women in uniform, our military spouses, and our amazing military kids. >> also performing at the concert, the cast of glee, usher and katie perry. >> they built up a wonderful community here that includes the biden grandchildren, so they've made fast friends. you know, i think they're grateful that they don't have to go through another transition. so they can just get on with their lives as normal, which believe me, they've already started doing. >> i think he's as hand some as he was, in fact i think he's more handsome, because when i look at his pictures when he was first inaugurated, he looked like a little boy. but he looked so young and innocent. now he looks like, you know, he's got some life under his b
. new video in this morning shows the president and vice president joe biden at a wreath laying ceremony at arlington national cemetery. but tomorrow. the big celebration happens. a second, public swearing in ceremony. which we will carry live. there have been a thousand details for organizers to consider. here's kron four's catherine heenan with more. >> catherine: a few facts about how these crowds will be handled. the u.s. military will be helping park police for the first time ever. the secret service will be working with 57 federal and local agencies. a new app is designed to keep people from getting lost or stuck in overcrowded spots -- which happened in 2009. there's continued concern over whether there will be enough porta-potties. also - a new pastor has been chosen to give the benediction. unlike the first choice - luis leon supports same sex marriage. the estimated cost - about 40-million dollars. the tradition is almost as old as the country itself. this is teddy roosevelt's parade in 1905. and as the years went by.the ceremonies become more and more tightly controlled and ch
. >> well, vice-president joe biden met with gun rights groups and safety activists and when the president laid out his gun control plan there was barely any mention of curbing the violence in movies. >> alisyn: there's more work to be done. our next guest says, no. and joining us-- >> good morning, how are you. >> alisyn: is that accurate you don't think that the president has to do more about the video game industry or hollywood? >> no, i think the president actually promised that he would have a broad response. he would have broad actions, i think actually, what he did was breach that promise when you have 23 executive actions and no meaningful action regarding hollywood, and very little regarding this just stunning. hollywood is a huge campaign source and was during the the campaign. we all remember the record breaking, it was the biggest campaign event in history, 15 million dollars, the george clooney dinner and also, hollywood is one of the biggest lobbyists in washingt washington, as a matter of fact, their chief lobbyist is chris dodd from connecticut where the newtown massacre o
and pacific time on c- span. next, chelsea clinton, president obama, and vice president joe biden taking part in national day of service events and live it 7:00 a.m., your calls and comments on "road to the white house." calle"washington journa" >> this weekend, the 57 presidential inauguration as president obama begins his second term, today, the official swearing-in ceremony at the white house lied before noon eastern. our coverage include your phone calls and a look back at his 2009 inaugural address at 10:30 eastern. then monday, the public ceremonies at the u.s. capitol and other inaugural festivities including the capitol luncheon and the afternoon parade, live all day coverage begins at 7:00 a.m. eastern on cspan, cspan radio, and c-span.org and join the conversation. >> saturday was a national day of service to honor the service and legacy of martin luther king jr. parade when the event took place at the national mall in washington, d.c. headlined by chelsea clinton, the honorary chair of the 2013 day of service and joining her was bo biden, delaware attorney general and some of the v
joe biden was officially sworn in. >> repeat after me, i joseph r. biden jr., do solemnly swear >>> i, joseph r. biden jr. do solemnly swear. >> that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states. >> that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies foreign and domestic. >> against all enemies foreign and domestic. >> that i will bear true faith and ali generals to the same. >>> that i will bear true faith and ali generals to the same and take this obligation freel without any mentally vation or purpose of evasion. >> i will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which i am about to enter. >> the duties of the office on which i am about to enter. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations. >> supreme court justice, sonia sotomayor administering the oath of office. vice president joe biden beginning his second term as vice president. >>> in just a few hours, president obama will be officially sworn in. still to come, we are going to talk about growing up in the white house. sasha and malia obama w
:55 this morning. >> in a little over an hour from now, vice president joe biden will take his oath of office. we'll, of course, take you there live. all day long cnn will bring you the ceremonies, the concerts, the celebrations and, of course, break down the political and historical context of this very special day. but, first, this morning we want to bring you up to speed on this hostage situation in algeria. this morning, the crisis at a natural gas plant is aapparently over and state department says at least one american man is dead, but we still have so many questions about this, including exactly how many people are still missing. let us tell you what we do know right now. the algerian ministry said it launched a second assault yesterday that ended the three-day standoff. the interior ministry says almost 700 algerian hostages have been freed, along with 107 foreigners. but at least 23 hostages are dead, including one americancit. so are dozens of islamist militants. joining us now barbara starr. barbara, good morning to you. i know you have been following this and working this story. first
you vice president joe biden being sworn into office. all the focus, of course, is on president obama, who also takes the oath of office in a private ceremony today before the public inauguration tomorrow. here you see joe biden at the national observatory with his wife, dr. jill biden, and he's being sworn in by u.s. supreme court justice sonya sotomyer. he begins his second term as vice president of the united states. we are now going to go to sports. this afternoon the san jose sharks finally open their season in calgary now that the lockout is over. the puck drops at three. but as you know, all eyes are going to be on atlanta as the 49ers try to advance to super bowl 47 in new orleans. they need a win today over the falcons. here's collin resch with a look at the team's preparations before today's game. >> no more talk, no more practice, it's game time. who wants it more? who can execute better? who can win the turnover battle. the 49ers and falcons are ready for the nfc championship game. winner, on to new orleans and super bowl. the niners enter today's game as four point favori
michelle and still and joe biden. -- jill and joe biden. i am so proud of them for their hard work. i volunteered and 2008 during the democratic convention. i volunteered during president obama's campaign. this is one of the proudest moments of my life, to see the country coming together. so many different cultures, so many different people taking part in the country. i think this is a great day for america. host: next, a call from oklahoma city. caller: i was wondering how race played a part in this election. it seems that the racial tensions are starting to grow. i am afraid to see what is going to happen in the upcoming years. i wish people would not look at race and look at people as people. it scares me, what is happening in the world. host: thanks for the call. history on why there is two ceremonies states back to president monroe in 1821, who consult the supreme court because the official date back then was march 4, which fell on a sunday. president monroe deciding after the courts and other public institutions were not open on sunday, they moved it to the following day, on mon
, and joe biden taking part in national day of service. and another chance to see highlights from the 2009 inauguration of president obama. then a discussion about americans and their retirement savings accounts. >> i think every first lady brings a unique perspective to this job. if you did not, you could not live through it. i think to the extent this feels naturally to me at any level, and i would never have bought living in the white house would phil natural, it is because i tried to make it me. i try to bring a little bit of michelle obama into this. at the same time, respecting and valuing the tradition that is america. >> the first ladies, the pirates and public lives. c-span teams up with the historical association for a first of its kind series for television. first ladies, influence and image, season one begins on president's day at 9:00 p.m. eastern and pacific. on c-span, c-span radio, and c- span.org. >> saturday was the national day of service to honor the service and the legacy of martin luther king junior. one of these events took place at the washington -- the national mal
events. the president, first lady and vice president joe biden and his wife, jill participated. officials are estimating as many as 800-thousand people will attend monday's inauguration ceremonies in washington. president obama will take the oath of office at noon, and then deliver an inaugural address. mister obama will have two swearing-ins: a public ceremony on monday and a private one tomorrow. military families. and you'll be able to watch the inauguration ceremony live during the kron-4 morning news on monday. it will start at 8-30 in theand we'll also have the inaugural parade live on our 24-7 bay area news channel - starting at 10-35. today giants general manager.. speaking about brian wilson >> the golden state warriors were in action again today facing off against the new orleans hornets. klay thompson scored a season high 29 points to hornets 116-to-112. this snapped a three game skid for the warriors as they saw their star point guard stephen curry return to action. curry came back with a vengence and scored 20 points after missing the last two games with an ankle sprain. next
. >> vice president joe biden was also sworn in at his residence. both mr. obama and the vice president attended a solemn ceremony for the nation's falling soldiers at arlington national ceremony. honor, tradition, and this year some added history. >> it is special because of the combination of manti te'martin luther king jr. day and the inauguration. >> depressed and will place his hand on two bibles -- the president will place his hand on two and bibles. abraham lincoln's, and mlk's. >> we can do anything we want to do. >> a very emotional day. expect even bigger crowds tomorrow a ports of 800,000 people. traffic will be an issue. -- upwards of 800,000 people. traffic will be an issue. get here as early as possible. live in northwest, richard reeve, abc 7 news. >> thank you. the president will take the oath using a bible once owned by dr. king on the very day the country marks the civil rights' speaker's birthday. >> a democracy by way of inauguration. remembering king is one of those americans who helped the democracy. >> martin luther king teh third. cameras ever were capturing the
[applause] >> i'm joe biden. i am the father of two great sons. one is about to be sworn in as an officer of the united states navy. i will introduce you to the whole family. my daughter, who is a social worker. and my daughter in law on the left. my number three granddaughter, 9 number two granddaughter, nine no. 4 granddaughter -- my number two granddaughters, my no. 4 granddaughter, my oldest granddaughter who is a freshman in college now, naomi. and my third son. i told my daughter when she married, if you change your mind, i'm keeping him. [laughter] i'm very proud of them although i would be happy to claim as my this is a family affair. kids, grandkids, moms, dads. you all get it. you get what it is so important today. we still have 68,000 troops in harm's way in some of the most godforsaken territory in the world. one of the things that you all know -- they are not looking for anything. but knowing that you remember. that we back home remember, we know what is going on. this is an important piece of the equation. another important piece as they started the organiza
, january 20th. vice president joe biden was sworn in a short time ago, justice sonia sotomayor administering the oath. the president and vice president have just arrived at arlington national cemetery where they will place a wreath at the tomb of the unknown of. we will bring that ceremony to you live when it begins. president obama's public swearing-in takes place tomorrow on the west front of the u.s. capitol. we are told in his inaugural speech he will not include any new proposals or call out, if you will, any of his political opponents. arlington that's your, you see the president and vice president, what has become a tradition, which is to go to the to tomb of the unknown of and, of course, pay homage to those who make plays like this possible. [ drumbeats ] [ "taps" ] >> so there you have it, what has become a traditional inaugural day activity, a salute from the commander in chief and his vice president at the tomb of the unknowns. joining me now, don bare, a former chief speechwriter for president clinton and dave gerson, with the "washington post." going took the word
-laying ceremony and the martin luther king jr. memorial. vice president joe biden was also sworn if for his second term in office. >> the ceremony took place this morning at the naval observatory, which was the vice president's official residence. the swearing in oath was performed by sonia sotomayor. mr. biden, are you ready? >> please place your hand on the bible and raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, joseph r. biden junior do solemnly swear that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states. >> that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states. >> against all enemies, foreign and domestic. >> against all enemies, foreign and domestic. >> that i will bear true faith and allegiance to the same. >> i will bear true faith and allegiance to the same. >> that i take this obligation freely. >> that i take this obligation freely. >> without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. >> without mental reservation or purpose of evasion. >> and that i will well and faithfully discharge. >> and that i will well and faithfully discharge. >> the duties of th
of like a good marriage, who takes out the garbage. well, he has joe biden to deal with the people he doesn't want to deal with, right? >> if we look back at the end of the next year, we'll get an answer to that. kuz he get a grand bargain, significant immigration through, serious gun reform through. it's too early to judge. we don't know whether -- the republicans are parading through here at cnn today, they're all saying how hyper partisan he now feels to them. the country doesn't see that. he has a lot of people, as vin will tell you, a lot of people rallying, love what he's doing. >> it's remarkable too, because remember the line that was so memorable that brought -- rocketed barack obama to the forefront of the american consciousness was his 2004 speech at the democratic national convention, that there are no red states no blue states, this is the united states of america. when you think of his inaugural address, there wasn't one line that crystallized or captured the nation. from a republican perspective it would be wonderful to hear some sort of harkening of tone, some kind of
spent time volunteering today as part of a day of service linked to the inauguration. vice president joe biden and his wife jill, parking 100,000 care packages for the troops overseas. people here in the bay area also intervene conveniented -- intervened. alex savidge has more on this. >> reporter: construction got underway early this morning, a habitat for community, volunteers in hard hats fanned through the in daly city. some painted. >> we're really looking forward to coming together and finding a way to service and really to contribute. >> reporter: about 100 people took part today helping put the finishing touches on this 36 unit complex that will provide affordable housing for bay area families. but -- but those chosen families do have to put up work. they help build the home they will live in. >> reporter: the volunteers started to build this back in 2010. it's the largest habitat for humanity project in the world. rob alvarado working on the roof today was here when construction first started and came back for this national day of service. >> i feel like, you've had a lot of opp
and his two daughters. he was sworn in by chief justice john roberts. vice president joe biden was sworn in today. the ceremony was held at the naval on virginia tower. >> the 20th amendment of the constitution requires the inauguration to be held on june the 20th at noon. they will be pucklily sworn in tomorrow with the pomp and circumstance. the district is the place to be. hundreds of thousands of people are descending on dc to witness history and be matter of the celebration. you can feel the excitement. audrey barnes is there live tonight. it's crowded their still tonight? >> reporter: there is a lot of people still out enjoying the night life in d.c., laura. visitors couldn't have had a better day to get out and enjoy the city before they are enjoyed tomorrow by 500 to 700,000 of their closest friends for the official swearing in ceremony at 11:30. people from all over are here in the city. we have talked to many who are stocking up on souvenirs. i talked to families from dallas, texas, akron ohio, new orleans, they said they will have a hard time sleeping tonight in anticipation o
joe biden took his official oath of office from supreme court justice sonia sotomayor at the naval observatory. soon after that he and the president laid a wreath at arlington national cemetery, and then at noon in the white house president obama received the official oath of office from chief justice john roberts, which the constitution requires on january 20th. we have team coverage of this inauguration sunday. darcy spencer is downtown where metro has seen double the typical sunday ridership. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell tracking the inauguration day forecast. we start with chris gordon live on capitol hill. a lot of excitement in the air around d.c. today, chris. >> reporter: good evening. you could see at this hour on the mall people are milling about. it's a beautiful evening and the people are very friendly and excited down here. crowds, traffic growing. tomorrow the focus of the world will be on the u.s. capitol for the inauguration, and today some of the people participating in inaugural activities got a front row view of history. long lines of people waited to ge
by michelle obama and joe biden to honor young americans. >> earlier in the day, the first family participated in the national day of service. tonight, several states are celebrating. oklahoma went red for mitt romney, but their party tonight is a bipartisan celebration of the presidency. >> it does not matter if we agree politically. we are all here because we love our country and we love the political system. >> rock stars like common tonight are d.c. dignitaries. he worked hard on this campaign and knows who he wants to dance with. >> i got a go with michelle obama. she is an incredible woman. she is from ch>> the message from these celebrities young voters can make a difference. >> do know the facts. get up and do it is cool right now, that is vote. the same thing that got obama to be president two times. that momentum. the people are going to create new demand. >> all of the people who worked so hard to get him elected, this is a way to say thank you. >> we gave, and a choice, did he want to dance with michelle obama or beyoncÉ? he left no doubt, michelle obama is the lady of the hour th
'm don lemon, live in washington. and tomorrow, president barack obama and vice president joe biden will be sworn in during a public ceremony. hundreds of thousands of people will be here and we are bringing you live coverage all day and into the evening and all day tomorrow, of course. we have some very excited people behind us. they are on the mall. they are enjoying this experience. they came from all over the world and we are going to get down there and we are going to talk to them. hello, everyone. how are you doing? [ cheering ] they are so excited. we are excited that they are here. as we said, we are going to get down there we are going to talk to them, find out their experience and why they are here and how far they came to be here and how long they plan to be here. right now though, the main event is at the white house, where the 57th presidential inauguration has been an intimate affair. the swearing-in fulfilled a constitutional obligation which says president automatically begin their new terms at noon on january 20th. and our dan lothian is at the white house right now
president joe biden will be sworn in from the naval observatory, the official residence of the vice president. the inaugural committee released a web video as the president reflected on what is next for him and his administration. [video clip] >> i started public servants working in communities. throughout my career, what has always given me energy, hope is that good and decent and resilience and strong the american people are. the theme of this year's inauguration is our people, our future. i believe that when our people are succeeding, when they have the tools they need to get a grade education, get a good job, look after their kids, have some basic security, that there is nothing that can stop america. two figures i admire probably more than anybody in american history is dr. king and president lincoln. for me to have the opportunity to use the bible they used on the 105th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the march on washington is fitting. their actions and the movement they represent are the only reason that it is possible for me to be in
obama and vice-president joe biden attended a wreath layinging at the cemetery -- a we will laying at the cemetery. >>> high surf advisory is in effect at bay area beaches. it will continue through this afternoon. swells between seven and 10 feet are expected. some will reach up to 0 feet. beach goers and fishermen are told to use caution. alex savidge is live at half moon bay with the extreme surfing set to start an hour from now. good morning, alex. >> reporter: well, that's right we are here at pillar point harbor in half moon bay. i talked with one of the competitors. he is very excited and keep in mind, this is the first time they held the mavericks surf contest since 2010. so a lot of buzz this morning. this is what it looked like on the harbor. servers were getting boards ready and they are going to get ready to get on the contest that starts a short time from now. fans out here as well. everyone is fired up for the big event. surfers expecting a nice mix of big swells. and keep in mind, this area near pillar point is full of hazards, that's what makes it so intriguing. stro
election, for example, i think the most racially divisive comment of the entire election was joe biden's comment where he said if the republicans win, they are, quote, going to put y'all back in chains. that made my heart weep to see a sitting vice president playing to racial fears and playing on those issues. i think that's unfortunate. i don't think it has any place in politics. >> chuck hagel, you were very tepid on "meet the press" a couple of weeks ago. >> i was. >> now you've met with him, you're more comfortable, you'll support him? >> i am. >> what changed? >> i said on your show that i had real concerns. i spent 90 minutes with him. i asked him very specific questions on the things that troubled me. his answers were forth right. and they were answers that alayed my concerns. should we keep every option on the table to prevent a nuclear iran? yes. i went further. i said, do you think we can tolerate a nuclear iran? he said no. and i said to him, well, then, if we had to use military as the only choice, would you? he said yes. second, i asked him hezbollah and hamas, should they
you. joe biden made a bit of a slip up talking about how hap he was going to be president of the united states. >> joe biden would be happy to be president of the united states and i think he is planning to run, if possible. >> quickly. >> i think he wants to, but i'm not sure he will. >> why not? >> the american people deserve a break from presidential campaigns. >> oh, there's one. >> thank you, all, so much this morning. >> thank you. >>> next up, roosevelt, kennedy, lincoln, atchison, one of these names is not like the others. we'll have the story of a man some say was president for one day. we're counting down to the second inauguration of president barack obama. officemax can help you drive supply costs down... and down. use your maxperks card and get a 10-ream case of officemax multiuse paper for just 4.99 after maxperks rewards. find thousands of big deals now... at officemax. we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and then treats day after day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don'
and applause] dr. biden is married to the vice president, joe biden. she is a mother and a grandmother. she is a great teacher, too. she teaches english at a community college. she is a strong supporter of military families, along with the first lady, michelle obama. dr. biden help create an organization that supports military families like mine. ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, please join me in welcoming dr. jill biden. [cheers and applause] >> hello, everyone. thank you for that wonderful introduction. i'm so proud of him. i know you brought some other kids from your elementary school. it is so good to see all of you. [cheers and applause] i want to thank your mother and your whole family for their service to our country. j.r. martinez, it is always wonderful to see you. thank you for your service. and all that you continue to do for military families. the first lady and i are so excited to be here with all of these military kids. i went to get a special welcome to some very great kids from the delaware army national guard, 1 any. pliolice comp [applause] just a few weeks ago, i was
barack obama and vice president joe biden kicked off the inauguration weekend today with projects for the national day of service. obama spent the morning with his wife staining shelves at an elementary school in washington. meanwhile biden spent the day with his family at the national guard armory. filling care kits for deployed troops. the national day of service clinton coinciding with m-l- k day. the federal holiday rights leader. the day is meant for people to volunteer their time to helping others in honor of martin luther king. the national day of service is helping kick off a weekend of inaugural events. the first one already took place earlier tonight. the kids inaugural concert! first lady michelle obama and daughters sasha and malia rocked out with hundreds of kids from military families and washington-area public schools. the concert included katy perry, mindless behavior, usher and members of the cast of the fox series "glee." the concert continues a tradition started at the 2009 inauguration by honoring the nation's military families. president obama will have two sw
] that earlier this day, joe biden was bork -- was sworn in as vice president of the united states. and tomorrow, it will be ceremonial, but today it is official. what a great day. and at what a great day that we are celebrating emily's list's success and strength in numbers. women leading the way. isn't that exciting? 15 more democratic women in the united states senate. that is remarkable. in this cycle, with emily's list's help, 18 more democratic women in the house, bringing our no. 261 women in the house. how are some people going to reach women voters. we are asking them to serve. we're asking them to have a seat at the table. that is why of the congress of the united states that was just sworn in two weeks ago there was a minority congress fear . they have a seat at the head of the table. they have at the head of the table. isn't she spectacular? she was talking about a strategic thinking. we're talking about success. none of this would be possible is.hout th what this has done in its history has been chance formative for our country. there are making people more aware. every issue is our
the president and joe biden are giving crystal vases but with obama seated with harry reid and speaker boehner, i half expect a food taster present but joking aside, they will be collegial, that is expected. >> senator schumer joked he and his inaugural co-chairman will be sitting between be to keep it simple but he said for the sake of the nation he hopes the two parties find a way to develop a better recentship in the years ahead. >> that tunnel ordeal was a mess, i heard they did not even print purple tickets this time. >> they retired the purple ticket after what happened in 2009. >> battery fire on a japan airlines 787, two weeks ago was not caused by overcharging. the national transportation safety board said there could be problems with wiring. the f.a.a. in the united states and many other countries grounded the boeing 787 dreamliner until they get answers. the plane relies more or electrical system than older aircraft. still ahead, a look back at the president's first term with a look ahead toward what could come next. first we will try to put together what happened at the end of the
kind of bending down a little bit. we were able to manage also. >> reporter: vice president joe biden and his wife joined volunteers assembling care packages for soldiers. all told the white house says volunteers in all 50 states pitched in. ♪ ♪ at a volunteer summit designed to recruit year-round volunteers we met erica chain who came -- erica chain who came all the way from san francisco. she painted is washington, d.c. elementary school a day after meeting mr. obama face the face. >> it's unreal. i walked out of the oval office yesterday and i had to have someone from tech pinch me and i said i felt it. it's really. it did happen. and it's really just an honor. >> reporter: it was chain's way of saying thank you to the obama campaign. chain suffered a brain tumor in 2010 while she was out of the country and uninsured. >> i started applying to every insurance plan that i could because they had to perform brain surgery to keep me alive. every plan you can think of. all of them, denied me. >> reporter: in this video which she made for t
of giving back. >> the vice president and joe biden joined volunteers packing care boxes for american service members. they were all taking part in the national day of service dedicated to the memory of dr. martin luther king celebrated on monday the same day as the ceremonial inauguration. the president will be officially sworn in tomorrow, the day specified by the constitution. president obama will swear the oath of office with his hand on two bibles, one used by abraham lincoln at his inauguration in 1861, and the other a bible which belonged to dr. king. the first covered in velvet and trimmed with gold was loned to lincoln by supreme court clerk william thomas carroll. a seal inside the cover marks the occasion. in the king bible, king noted the dates of sermons he had given. bernice king the youngest of his four children said it was his fawct's traveling bible. >> he used it to study and meditate, not just to speak and preach but just to prepare himself to be able to lead. >> reporter: in a video released by the inaugural committee, president obama calls the lincoln and king bib
found oakland mayor jean quan here. vice president joe biden urged mayors to act now on gun control. >> oakland and california have these very strong gun-control laws, but i still have teenagers with ak-47's on the streets of oakland, because they can come in by mail. so we really have to have a national law that requires at least id checks and criminal background checks. >> reporter: quan is lobbying for the hiring of former los angeles police chief bratton in oakland. bratton, an outspoken proponent of the stop-and-frisk policy, has recently been a target of protests in oakland. >> i'm not here to defend every policy or everything chief bratton has done. but i do know this. that crime in los angeles went down. >> reporter: but that controversy may pale in comparison to the kind of gridlock that could take place. >> does it seem realistic at this point to think that could pass with such a divided congress? >> well, it has to go to the public. i think the more unified the public is on gun violence prevention, the more congress will act upon it.
. >> the oath of office comes at midday today as the constitution requires. joe biden has already been sworn in this morning. tracie potts is in washington with more. >>> good morning everyone. we are getting word that the vice president's swearing in is a few minutes late this morning as it is supposed to happen just after 8:00. they ghat underway just a few minutes late. after that they visit arlington cemetery. >> four years after making history this morning president obama takes the oath of office again in a small ceremony at the white house. he has been talking about what this day means on-line with the inaugural committee. >> inauguration remind us what we have as fellow citizens promoting the common good. >> he talked about the inauguration to children at a washington school where the first family picked up paintbrushes as part of saturday's national day of service. >> it is a symbol of how democracy works and how we peacefully transfer power. it should be an affirmation we are all in this together. >> the care packages for soldiers he is swearing in this morning at the naval observe
president joe biden was sworn in before the president. the reason he did it so early because justice sotomayor had to get a train to new york city because she had a book signing for an important memoir because she cut things short and get out early. >> arthel: as that swearing off without a swearing in went off without a hitch but there are big policy challenges. what are you hearing about tomorrow's inaugural address that might set the table for all those battles? >> reporter: we're talking about all this pomp and circumstance tomorrow but it will be back to reality to the national security front. president over the last couple days have been getting regular updates about the terror attack in algeria. that is reminder of the al-qaeda threat all around the world particularly in north africa. on the domestic front, battles, gun control, immigration reform, debt ceiling. the president is going to try to lay out a grand vision. his aides say he wants talk about it coming together but others suggest he wants more division. >> he is going to talk about our political system doesn't require
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